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Inca Trail Package 9 Days

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  • 9 days and 8 nights
  • Max people: 10
  • Min age: 10+
  • Lima, Cusco, Peru
  • Lima, Cusco, Humantay Lake, Salkantay, Hidroelectric, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain
  • Scheduled Departures

Price Includes

  • Round Trip Flight Lima - Cusco
  • 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Tickets to Huayna Picchu (when tickets are available) or Old Mountain
  • A private bilingual professional guide specialized in the tour
  • Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • Train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Pick-up service
  • All Transportations
  • 6 Nights in Hotel
  • 3 Nights in Camp

Price Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Meals not mentioned

We suggest bringing

  • Strong walking shoes or tennis shoes.
  • Sweater and thick jacket.
  • Bottle of water.
  • Rain coat.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Sunblock with a UV factor of at least 40.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Plastic bags.
  • Camera with extra batteries and film.
  • Medical or personal items.
  • Lightweight backpack.
  • Some cash in small bills.

24-hour assistance during the trip, at our main Conde Travel office.

 

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Itinerary

Day 1:AIRPORT PICK-UP - WATER CIRCUIT

Upon arrival in Lima, the tour group will meet you at the scheduled time of your flight and guide you to your hotel. The capital of Peru is a modern metropolis with a long history and is currently undergoing various cultural and economic changes.
In the afternoon, after checking in at the hotel, you will take a brief tour of the city.

Your journey begins with the Magic Water Circuit in Lima, a modern fountain system certified by the Guinness Book of Records as the largest modern fountain system in the world.
The Circuito Mágico del Agua Tour is located in the exhibition park and attracts crowds throughout the year, it is one of the most popular new attractions for tourists in Lima.

After the tour, head to a restaurant to enjoy a fantastic dinner with show, after which you will be sent back to the hotel for the night, and prepare for the next day’s flight to Cusco, overnight in Lima.

Day 2:FLIGHT TO CUSCO AND CITY TOUR

After breakfast at the hotel, the transfer will pick you up from the reception to take you to the airport, where you will take your flight to Cusco, the flight must land in Cusco.

After landing in the imperial city, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cusco.
In the afternoon, you can enjoy a guided tour of this charming city, once the capital of the Inca Empire.

The tour begins with a visit to the Convent of Santo Domingo, which was built over the remains of the Inca Temple of Qoricancha, one of the most important areas dedicated to the worship of the sun. Ancient chronicles say that its walls were covered and filled with gold leaf representations of nature.

Later, visit the cathedral, the most impressive monument of the main site of the city. Then go to the hills of Cusco, where the fort of Sacsayhuaman is located; its impressive walls offer a breathtaking panoramic view of Cusco. Night in Cusco

Day 3:SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCA

We will pick you up at your hotel at 7:30 am. The first stop is the route of the Sacred Valley of the Incas through Pisac (Pisac), the colonial city.

We will find the indigenous and traditional market, where you can buy handicrafts and souvenirs. After exploring the city, we head towards the archaeological remains of Pisac that are beautifully carved in the highest mountains.

Then we continue the tour and appreciate the picturesque towns of Calca and Urubamba where we will enjoy a buffet lunch with traditional stews. In the afternoon we will visit the town of Ollantaytambo and the Inca archaeological site of Ollantaytambo which was inhabited 500 years ago and still remains in quite good condition …

Returning to Cusco we will pass through Chinchero, one of the most interesting places in the Andes with plateaus of multicolored cultivated fields, the chain of snow-capped peaks of the Valley and a beautiful sunset … We will also visit the colonial church housed in an Inca palace and the site museum appreciating the Andean dress before returning to Cusco, arriving around 7 pm.

Day 4:CUSCO – LLAQTAPATA – HUAYLLABAMBA

We will pick you up from your hotel around 5:00 am to head towards km 82 where we will begin our hike, ascending for 3 hours, or 10km until we reach the archaeological site of Llactapata.

We will enjoy lunch and hike for about 30 minutes or 1 km to Huayllabamba, an isolated Andean community. In the afternoon we will prepare for camping and around 7:00 pm we will have dinner, vegetarian options are available.

Day 5:HUAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA - PACAYMAYO

Early in the morning we will have breakfast and get ready to continue on the trail, ascending for approx. 4 hours (10km), to the peak of Warmiwañusca (4200mt).

From here we will observe a variety of ecosystems ranging from dry puna (mountain grasslands) to high jungle. After lunch, around 2:00 pm, we will descend 3 hours (9 km) to the Pacaymayo Valley. We will pass over wooden bridges, through tunnels up and down rocky steps. We will set up camp near the river and have dinner.

Day 6:PACAYMAYO – PUYAPATAMARKA – WIÑAYHUAYNA

Early in the morning we will have breakfast and then descend 45 minutes exploring the archaeological complex of Runkurakay and the Inca citadel Sayacmarca. Then we head to Puya Patamarka where we will have lunch and continue walking for 2 hours to reach the archaeological site Wiñay Huayna.

If booked a minimum of 6 months before, we will have the opportunity to set up our camp there and then our dinner will be served around 7:00 pm. If there is no possibility to stay in Wiñayhuayna, we will camp in Puyapatamarka.

Day 7:WIÑAYHUAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES – CUSCO

We get ready around 5:00 am and after breakfast we will take a 1 hour hike up through the high jungle to Inti Punku, “The Gate of the Sun”. This is an alternative access to Machu Picchu, and you will have breathtaking views of the entire archaeological wonder.

After arrival at Machu Picchu, we have a 2-hour guided tour, visiting the main sites and then you will have free time to explore. In the late afternoon we will walk to Aguas Calientes, where we will all meet at the train station 30 minutes before departure to Ollantaytambo, where our private bus will take us back to Cusco. Our trip ends at the Plaza de Armas.

Note: If you wish to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, you must book at least three months in advance, due to limited availability. This activity is optional (price: USD 70).

Day 8:Rainbow Mountain

We will pick you up from your hotel around 4:30 am – 5:30 am and head south through the town of Urcos to the district of Checacupe (2 hours by bus) and then follow the road to Pitumarca where we will have breakfast.

Then we continue along the road through hamlets until we reach the community of Hanchipata – Quesiuno (1 hour and 20 minutes by bus), the ideal starting point for the trek.

We will see incredible mountains like Ausangate, beautiful blue lagoons and many other natural sites.
The hike to Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain) will take approximately 3 hours. At this peak we will savor the view for about an hour taking pictures of the beautiful scenery before descending the trail and returning to our bus.
We will return to Pitumarca for lunch and then head back to Cusco.

Day 9:Return to Lima

Today, after breakfast, drive on your own (transfer not included) to the Cusco airport for your flight back to Lima – and then home.

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FAQ

What is Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is an archeological center that preserves the remains of an Inca city, built in a green environment of mountains and rivers, a mystical and mysterious place; in addition, it is a patrimony of humanity and one of the most desired destinations in the world.

It is located at 2,400 m. a. s. l. in a cloud forest between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon rainforest of Peru.

How to get to Machu Picchu from Lima?

To get from Lima to Machu Picchu you must travel to the city of Cusco by plane or bus.

When to go to Machu Picchu?

It is possible to go all the year, the minimum temperatures vary between 8 ºC and the maximum around 20 ºC.
There are 2 seasons in Machu Picchu: the dry season and the rainy season. The first one takes place between April and October, it is characterized by little rain and a sunny climate. The rainy season runs from November to March and is characterized by constant rains.

How much luggage can I take on the train?

On trains to Machu Picchu you can only take hand luggage that should not exceed 5 kilos (11 pounds).

Can Machu Picchu be visited by people of any age?

Yes, it can be visited by people of all ages. However, in order to ascend Huayna Picchu mountain, it can only be visited by people older than 12 years old.

From what time can I enter Machu Picchu?

Public access is from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What to see in Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is home to almost 150 amazing constructions, these are some of the places that stand out:

• The Temple of the Sun.
• The Intihuatana.
• The Temple of the 3 Windows.
• The Temple of the Condor.
• The Hall of Mirrors.
• The Ladder of the Fountains.
• Huayna Picchu Mountain.
• The Temple of the Moon.
• The Door of the Sun (Intipunku).
• The Main Square.
• The Royal Tomb.
• The Sacred Rock.